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Venus Williams Breaks Down In Tears Discussing Deadly Auto Accident

Venus Williams Breaks Down In Tears Discussing Deadly Car Crash
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Jul. 3 2017, Updated 10:01 p.m. ET

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Tennis great Venus Williams broke down in tears today, after she was asked about a car crash she was involved in last month that resulted in the death of a 78-year-old Florida man.

"There are really no words to describe, like, how devastating and -- yeah," Williams said after winning her first-round match at Wimbledon. "I'm completely speechless. It's just -- yeah, I mean, I'm just ..."

At that point, her voice stopped, and the tears started flowing. After a few moments of silence Williams admitted, “Maybe I should go.”

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As Radar reported, Williams, 37, is being sued by the estate of Jerome Barson, who, according to police, died 13 days after the athlete drove through a red light in Palm Beach County, Fla., triggering the accident.

Williams was not cited or charged in the crash but the lawsuit still seeks unspecified damages.

On Friday, Williams released a brief statement on Facebook about the crash:

"I am devastated and heartbroken by this accident," Williams wrote. "My heartfelt condolences go out to the family and friends of Jerome Barson and I continue to keep them in my thoughts and prayers."

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